Term: 1st Term

Week: 6

Class: Basic 2

Age: 8 years

Duration: 45 minutes


Subject: Basic Science 

Topic: Sense Of Smell  

Content: Nose 

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to

– Identify and describe the smell of various substances 

Instructional Materials:

  • Various scented items (flowers, fruits, spices, etc.)
  • Blindfolds (optional)
  • Pictures or diagrams of the nose
  • Whiteboard and markers


Content Development: Sense of Smell – Nose

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Step 110 minIntroduction – Greet the pupils and introduce the topic.– Respond to greetings.
– Ask if they’ve ever smelled different things.– Listen and respond to the teacher.
Step 210 minDiscussion – Discuss how the nose helps us smell things.– Listen attentively.
– Show pictures/diagrams of the nose and its parts.– Observe the pictures/diagrams.
– Explain that the sense of smell comes from the nose.– Participate in the discussion.
Step 310 minClass Activity – Display scented items one by one.– Observe the teacher and scented items.
– Have pupils close their eyes (optional).– Close their eyes and use their sense of smell.
– Ask pupils to identify each smell.– Try to guess the smell of each item.
– Discuss the various smells together.– Share their guesses and thoughts.
Step 4 5 minRecap– Review what they learned about the sense of smell.– Listen and engage in the discussion.
Step 55 minEvaluation – Ask pupils to name a few things they smelled.– Respond to the teacher’s questions.
Step 65 minNote Taking– Provide a short summary for pupils to copy.– Copy the summary in their notebooks.

Our nose helps us to smell different things. We have special parts inside our nose that help us do this. When we smell things, our nose tells our brain what it is. We can use our sense of smell to know if something is nice or not.


Ask the following questions to evaluate the lesson 

  1. What part of our body helps us smell things?
  2. Why is the sense of smell important?

Teaching Aids:

  • Scented items (flowers, fruits, spices, etc.)
  • Pictures or diagrams of the nose
  • Whiteboard and markers

Note to Teachers:
Please note that the actual content of the lesson, teaching methods, and pupil activities may vary based on your specific teaching style, curriculum, or available resources. Feel free to customize the lesson note to fit your needs.

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Last Update: August 26, 2023